Genre

Sports

US Features

AUTONOMY

Film

AUTONOMY

Directed by Alex Horwitz
A brave new world awaits in this engrossing investigation of technology and the ethics of self-driving cars.
Short Films

BALLHAWKS

Film

BALLHAWKS

Directed by Samantha Sanders
A group of Chicagoan baseball fans hunt for home runs — but they have to stand outside of…
US Features

CHANGING THE GAME

Film

CHANGING THE GAME

Directed by Michael Barnett
Transgender high school athletes from across the country challenge the boundaries and perceptions of fairness and discrimination.
US Features

JUMP SHOT: THE KENNY SAILORS STORY

Film

JUMP SHOT: THE KENNY SAILORS STORY

Directed by Jacob Hamilton
Meet Kenny Sailors, inventor of the jump shot, whose “leaping one-hander” changed the game of basketball forever.
Short Films

LITTLE MISS SUMO

Film

LITTLE MISS SUMO

Directed by Matt Kay
Twenty-year-old Hiyori is a female sumo wrestler fighting to end the Japanese ban keeping women from competing professionally.
Southern Features

PAHOKEE

Film

PAHOKEE

Directed by Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan
Four teens face heartbreak and celebrate in the rituals of an extraordinary senior year in a small agricultural…
Southern Features

QUALIFIED

Film

QUALIFIED

Directed by Jenna Ricker
Inside the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis 500, Janet Guthrie — the first woman to attempt Indy —…
Galas & Centerpieces, Southern Features

CLOSING NIGHT GALA: QUEST OF THE MUSCLE NERD

Film

CLOSING NIGHT GALA: QUEST OF THE MUSCLE NERD

Directed by Jared Young, Matthew Young
Follow Jerry Peacock as he makes his dream to host a cosplay bodybuilding competition at Dragon Con a…
US Features

RINGSIDE

Film

RINGSIDE

Directed by André Hörmann
In this emotional gut-punch of a boxing documentary, two young Chicago men fight to survive both professionally and…
US Features

RUNNER

Film

RUNNER

Directed by Bill Gallagher
Guor Marial’s difficult and triumphant journey from refugee to world-renowned athlete, as he strives for athletic greatness.
Shorts Programs

SHORTS PROGRAM: SPORTS THEMED SHORTS

Program

SHORTS PROGRAM: SPORTS THEMED SHORTS

Sports-themed documentaries! In Person: Filmmaker, Harry Zernike Thursday Fields
Short Films

STAY CLOSE

Film

STAY CLOSE

Directed by Luther Clement, Shuhan Fan
A reflective mix of home videos, archival interviews, and animations unveil the extraordinary story of an unlikely Olympic…